Anti-Aging Benefits of Drinking Water

You’ve heard it before. Drink seven to eight glasses of H2O per day for optimal health, but the benefits of drinking water are greater than most people realize. Studies have shown that those who make it a habit to stay hydrated daily physically look younger than their thirsty counterparts. How does this work?
Sebaceous glands in the skin are responsible for producing natural oils and sebum which moisten and help our skin stay nourished and hydrated. Skin around the eyes and forehead tends to naturally have less sebaceous glands. This is generally consistent across all genders and ethnicities, and unfortunately this number decreases with age, predisposing these areas to wrinkles. A natural solution is to drink water like we discussed earlier; this is a simple and potentially age-defying solution to keeping vulnerable skin well saturated, overall minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.